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Brewed by Brouwerij De Koninck (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Antwerpen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Filtered, pasteurised and carbonated in bottles. Filtered and carbonated on tap in Antwerp.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2003
Bottled, at the Shakespear hotel.Deep, dark, amber colour, slightly crimson with a slight head. Strong bitter aroma and taste. Short bitter hitter. Probably a good beer, but not for me at this stage of the w/e.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2003
aroma is reminicscent of burning rubber, deep copper hue,burnt malts, some cinnamon like spiciness, brandy tones, soothing and drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2003
A marginal beer that did little for me. Poured a nice amber color with a three-bubbled head. Nothing there. The aroma was actually kind of pleasant sweet apples, caramel and light summer fruits. The flavor is quite hoppy, but ultimately a bit drab to me. I mean the flavor wasn't terrible, but it just didn't do it for me. To each their own...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2003
You feel a bit sorry for this one. Geez, only 5%, what a whuss. Nice amber colour, bitter nose, but I am not sure what (Styrian Goldings?). It is a good beer to start but not continue a session.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Amberish color with no head. Mild hop aroma. Bitter malts in the flavor that is water dominated. Unimpressive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 COmpletely devistatingly ugly with absolutely no head and a clear ugly dark amber color..brown sugar and yeast make up all attributes of aroma or flavor..malty nonsense with a real watery mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Found an old dusty 01/20/99 bottle sitting on the shelves and had to try it.Mild hop sour aroma.No head.Tons of huge floating particles.Mild sour yeasty flavors with slight medium hops.Dry caramel flavor at the finish.Actually it was quite drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2003
Bottle w/date 3-31-00: All sorts of dark scary things floating in the bottom. Smells like sulphor and old socks. I think this bottle is bad, so Ill go get a newer one. tastes like olives and weird spice...I just dont know. Really dry and not to my liking at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 (draught) Totally clear amber-fox. Thick yellowish head, lacey. Nose of ambrée malts, some sugar and hops, CO2 is even obvious in the nose. A bit of burned rubber (sulphur). Aroma as freshly gristed malt. Taste, IMO, the ideal balance between sweet and bitter from noble hops. CO2 gives an ever so slight sourish hint. Biscuit (cookies) flavour. Very fresh De Koninck has a flavour as from freshly mown grass. Light-bodied. Well saturated, not fizzy. Refreshing. In the aftertaste, all tastes struggle and the hopbitterness lasts. NEVER confound a draught ‘bolleke’ with the bottled product. Filtered, but not pasteurised, this is a mega-difference. NEVER visit Antwerpen without drinking one. Not all pubs serve it equally well, though. To an Antwerpener, this is the standard (=/ the best beer!) by which all other beers are measured.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 7, 2003
I was expecting more from this Belgian beer that what I actually received. It was a little to lite for my liking.


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